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I am searching for information on my EAGAN and FINNEY ancestors before they arrived in the US. Thomas Eagan was born about 1837. Most records show that he was born in New Orleans, but one shows he was born in New York. I have no information on his parents, who were born in Ireland. Margaret Finney, his wife, was born in New Orleans in 1855. Her parents were Michael Finney and Ellen Welsh. Michael was from Westmeath, Glen Ireland and Ellen was from Tuam, Ireland. I would love to discover more on Thomas, Michael and Ellen.
I am looking for relations of Rosalina Johnson Anderson, born in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and her husband, Peter Louis Anderson (Per Ludwig Anderson) born in Kalmar, Sweden. They were married about 1877-1878 and lived in Plaquemines Parish. Peter was a sailor and died aboard the SS Chalmette in June, 1900. Rosalina later lived with her daughter in Gretna, LA and died in 1929. Their son, George Frederick, was my grandfather.
Among the many ancestors I am researching are my Paternal Great-grandparents, Peter Louis Anderson and Rosalina Johnson. Peter was born in Kalmar, Sweden about 1844 and Rosalina was born in Plaquemines Parish in 1853. I have more info on Rosalina than Peter.
He arrived in the US about 1878 (according to the 1900 census). He was a sailor all of his adult life and in fact died aboard the SS Chalmette in 1900. Famiy records say that he also had a brother, Charles, that lived with them for a while, but died during that time.
Their first child, Lenora, was born in Nov. 1878. I am the granddaughter of his son, George Frederick Anderson.
I am a descendant of Henry Voelker and Elizabeth Hessler both born in New Orleans, LA. I would love to share information and stories. The stories I remember hearing as a child about my great-grandmother were that she was a hard, German lady who was rather strict with her grandchildren. However, she was also the person who was called in the neighborhood to take care of medical problems with friends and family. The family lived on Urquhart Street in the 9th Ward. In fact, two of my great-aunts continued living in the house for many years. I can remembering visiting them in the 1960's.
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